Poem

 
  • Happiness

    When life is all but suffering

    The apparent causes may be  

    People, places, and situations

    Due to the veil of illusion

     

    Go within and ask, 'Who am I?'
    Unlearn what you’ve learned 

    Allow silence to undo doubts

    Let intuition replace intellect


    What’s inside appears outside

    Imaginary world—a dream state

    Experience driven by beliefs

    Neither real nor permanent


    One indescribable reality
    When the dreamer awakens
    Temporal illusions cease to be
    Happiness blossoms naturally

  • Wake Up

    Wake up, wake up
    From a temporal dream 
    Awake, I realise the truth
    All is 'I' with no other

    Wake up, wake up
    First, I was undifferentiated
    Later, infinitely variegated
    By time-space-thoughtform

    Wake up, wake up
    I am the magician
    Manifesting things at will
    Like the passing clouds

    Wake up, wake up

    I am the lucent vibration
    Illuminating the false world
    Making it appear as real

  • Experiences

    What if experiences are
    Conjured up by the mind 
    Perceived by the senses
    Analysed by the intellect

    What if experiences are
    Like looking at holograms
    One's thoughts and beliefs
    Manifesting as reality

    What if experiences are
    Like flying in a dream
    Asleep, indisputably real 
    Awakened, realises she’d slept

    What if experiences are
    Not fixed in space and time
    What seems like here and now
    Could be anywhere, anytime​

  • Lion or Sheep

    A lion cub lost among sheep
    Growing up in a dream reality
    Bleating fearfully in conformity
    Ignorant of its origin and identity

    Along comes an enlightened Soul
    Bemused by what she sees
    Shows the lion dressed as sheep
    A reflection of the nameless reality

    Awakened from dreaming
    The liberated lion roars loudly
    Free of misconceptions and duality
    Aware of its origin and identity

    One reality, imaginary many
    Ask, 'Who am I—one or many?'
    If one—acceptance and surrender
    If many—rejection and resistance

  • Wake Up

    Wake up, wake up
    Realise 'I Am That'
    Knowing there is no other
    Be still in a sea of activity

    Wake up, wake up
    I am pure Awareness
    Streaming through the senses
    And giving rise to knowingness

    Wake up, wake up
    I am not the body or senses
    I am not the mind or intellect
    All are ignorance and delusion

    Wake up, wake up
    I withdraw cognition
    In deep sleep, not knowing
    Absolute being in eternal bliss

  • Coming Home

    Departure—
    'I', 'Me' and 'Mine'
    Space, time, thoughtform
    Separateness

    Midway—
    Doubts and uncertainties
    Confusion and restlessness
    Self-enquiry

    Homestretch—
    Faith and humility
    Surrender and playfulness
    Awakening

    Arrival—
    Self-aware and allowing
    Reunion and communion
    Existence-Awareness-Bliss

  • What is Reality?

    Am I the body?
    Am I the emotions?
    Am I the senses?  
    Am I none of these?

    Am I the mind?
    Am I the intellect?
    Am I the nothingness?
    Am I none of these?

    Am I the light?
    Am I the mirror?
    Am I the reflection?
    Am I all of these?

    Am I the seer?
    Am I the seen, and
    Everything in-between?
    Am I the one and only?

  • Wake Up

    Wake up, wake up
    The truth 'Who am I?'
    Is reflected in a dreamer 
    Self-aware and blissful

    Wake up, wake up

    The mind projects experiences 
    Like a movie viewed on screen
    The only reality is 'Awareness'
     
    Wake up, wake up
    I am the timeless Self-of-All
    Experiencing temporal Existence
    Like worlds perceived in dreams

    Wake up, wake up
    I am the nameless Self-of-All  
    Manifesting in eightfold forms
    Eternally 'Being' and 'Non-Being'

  • What If

    It’s all a dream:
    Places
    Situations
    Relationships

    It’s all a fiction:
    Mind
    Senses
    Intellect

    It’s all an illusion:
    Time
    Space
    Form


    It's simply:
    Existence
    Awareness
    Bliss

  • What do you see?

    Stand before a mirror
    What do you see?
    Is that you or me?
    If it's you, why not me?

    You say there is a difference
    Is that true?
    I say we are undifferentiated
    Like the tree inside a seed

    Go to sleep
    What do you see?
    Is that a dream or reality?
    If it's a dream, why not reality?

    You say there is a difference
    Is that true?
    I say they are undifferentiated
    Like one having a waking dream

  • Duality

    Experiences are dual in nature
    Knowing one creates the other
    The opposites define one another
    Without one there is no other

    With difficult simple is visible
    Without low there is no high

    With pain there is pleasure

    Without evil good is invisible

    Be still in dealing with duality
    Remain grounded in equanimity
    All things bow to a natural order

    With time one will follow the other

    Be still until the mud settles
    Wait for the water to be clear

    Right action means effortlessly

    With time change occurs naturally

  • Just Be

    Let go of: 
    I
    Me 
    Mine

    Let go of:
    Worry
    Grief
    Anxiety

    Let go of:
    Choice
    Effort
    Outcome

    Let go of:
    Past

    Future

Musing

 

All is Well

You are awareness embodied in human form. Nothing that happens in worldly life can affect or alter your inner essence. Life is no more than a fleeting dream for passing time. Reign in the mind. Don’t allow your thoughts to go astray. Think of it as going to the movies. Enjoy the show from start to finish without becoming emotionally overwhelmed or unduly attached to the characters and storyline. 

Joy of Being

You are merely a fiction for the nameless Source to experience itself in physical form; therefore, remain open and don’t judge, react, or resist anything. Let everything run its course. Each unfolding experience is an invitation to be yourself and allow the Source to express itself through you and others. Accept this, and you’ll awaken from the illusion of separateness and become imbued with an innate sense of aliveness and peace.

 

Be Yourself

You did not come to seek perfection; you are already perfect. You don’t need to make the world a better place because nothing is broken. You came to experience creation in all its joy and imperfections. You came to love yourself unconditionally. You don’t need to fathom the meaning of Existence to fulfil your role. You just need to be yourself. All that is expected of you is to show up, be present, and experience each unfolding moment from your unique perspective.

Oneness

Imagine a dark room with a candle placed in a pot with many holes where rays of light pass through in different directions and hit the walls and floor. To believe the rays are separate and distinct from each other is a misconception. Likewise, the light of the Source streams through infinite points of awareness and projects itself onto the screen of Existence to manifest innumerable animate and inanimate forms. The Source creates the illusion of separation by defining the relationship between the forms to conjure and perceive worldly life from unique individual perspectives.  

Existence

 

The Source

The Source of all that exists is nameless and timeless. The Source enters the bubble of Existence•Non-Existence to express, experience, and know itself by creating, preserving, and dissolving forms. Existence is a dream state bound by the illusions of space, time, and matter. The Source forgets itself when entering the bubble and experiences Existence as awareness embodied in forms. Out of the primordial Non-Existence came Existence. Out of Existence, the mind was born. The mind is simply thoughts. The mother of all thoughts is the thought "I-Exist" or ego. The ego is an illusion of a separate and distinct existence that enables the Source to experience Existence from unique perspectives. The Source projects thought-based forms ('thoughtforms') on the screen of Existence to create existential experiences. Once the intended experience has run its course, the Source dissolves the embodied form so that it may return to the state of nothingness and reconstitute as a different form. This is the eternal loop of Existence•Non-Existence that makes up existential reality. 

 

Inner Stillness

Inner stillness is where bliss lies; it's experienced when awareness is focused inwardly and outwardly at the same time but remains non-reactive to the movement of thoughts, emotions, and circumstances. This state is also known as Existence-Awareness-Bliss. Inner stillness cannot be achieved through physical effort or intellect; it requires us to be choiceless and effortless. How then do we relate to people, events, and situations? We remain centred in the blissful knowledge of our inner essence and engage playfully with a heart and mind that are ever cool and tranquil. We simply play our role without becoming entangled in the drama.

The World is a Mirror

The external world reflects our inner world. We manifest experiences based on our conditioned thoughts and beliefs. Our habit of thought on any subject is conditioned by impressions derived from past experiences and desires for fulfilment in future experiences. Our thought patterns influence the way we perceive people, things, events, and situations. Nothing is inherently good or bad, right or wrong; it's all a matter of perception. Our continued attention to anything keeps it in our experience. We have recurring experiences in different places with different faces because we are unable to be non-reactive to unpleasant experiences or change our negative beliefs regarding certain kinds of people and situations.   

Quiet the Mind

As soon as resistant thoughts arise, turn within and ask, 'To whom are these thoughts occurring?' The unspoken reply would be, 'To me'. Ask further, 'Who am I?' without conceptualising an answer; then, observe the gaps in-between thoughts. As you repeat this exercise regardless of how many resistant thoughts arise, the reactive thinking mind would lose momentum and calm down. Why? Because the depths of who you are is 'Stillness', and mental noise - which is no more than movements on the surface - would subside when you stop engaging in resistant thoughts and be the non-reactive observer.  You would need to be alert and ask the question as soon as resistant thoughts arise. Over time, this self-inquiry will lead to a noticeable reduction in mental noise and a corresponding increase in inner peace.

Existential Reality

Existence is not an objective experience; it's a subjective dream. Every point of awareness is experiencing a unique individual existence. Most of us are unaware of the dream state due to the veil of illusion. Eventually, the dream state would lose its stranglehold and our false sense of self will start to erode, giving rise to doubts and confusion. In our darkest moment, an inner voice will nudge us to go within and inquire, 'Who am I beyond the body, mind, and emotions?' As we persist with this inquiry, there'll be signposts to guide us in the right direction. This gentle and gradual awakening process will culminate in the knowledge of our innermost essence. We'll awake in the dream by remembering our nameless and timeless nature. Once awakened, a three-fold transformation occurs: first, we'll become centred in self-knowledge and simply play our role in the dream; second, we'll no longer become overwhelmed by or unduly attached to everyday experiences; third, we'll adopt a light and playful attitude towards people, events, and situations because we've ceased to treat the unreal as real. After the awakening, we'll go about living our daily lives in a calm, composed, and joyful manner. Occasionally we'll lose our footing and slip back into the old ways but they will be few and far between. 

Creative Playground

 We came to have unique individual experiences through our physical perspective and navigate the maze of unpredictability through our non-physical perspective; it's a co-creative process. Our physical and non-physical perspectives are two sides of the same coin. We are light, mirror, and reflection. We are the experiencer, experiencing, and experienced.  Each experience - whether desirable or undesirable - is intended by us and will run its natural course to a conclusion.  

Pain & Suffering

Physical pain is an experience; it's an inherent part of existential reality. Like rain, pain comes and goes with varying intensities and for different lengths of time; however, pain does not necessarily equate suffering. Pain can be experienced without any suffering. Unlike physical pain, suffering is a state of mind that arises from resisting change. Nothing is permanent, wanting it to be so causes suffering. Sometimes, suffering acts as a conduit for awakening when all else fails. At the root of all suffering is one or more of the following reasons: first—ignorance of our true nature; second—belief in separate and distinct existence; third— ‘attachment’; fourth—lack of equanimity; fifth—fear of death. 

Do Nothing

Existence•Non-Existence is a hologram. The hologram is an imaginary bubble that encapsulates your existential reality. You - the embodied awareness - are inside the bubble. You - the nameless Source - are outside the bubble. You, on the inside, are physically focussed with a limited perspective. You, on the outside, are non-physically focussed with a limitless perspective. The physical and non-physical perspectives interact and merge to guide the direction of individual and collective experiences within the hologram. Your inside-the-bubble desires and preferences will be taken into account in the changes to the hologram; however, you must first let go of the need to control or influence outcomes. You have to stop trying to make things happen by force, manipulation, or purposeful actions and just go with the natural flow. What does that mean? First, don't strive for anything—take things as they come. Second, accept all, resist nothing. Third, don't react—wait, only respond if necessary. Fourth, align your actions with the path of least resistance. Fifth, don't obsess over outcomes.

  

I am That

Every form that exists - be it animate or inanimate - is a different version of your nameless self. There is nothing in your experiential reality that does not reflect an aspect of the timeless 'You'; therefore,  it follows—to love and accept everything in your experience is to love and accept yourself.  That is the meaning of self-love. Once you merge your ego with 'All-That-Is', you'll no longer judge or resist anything that appears in your experience.  

 

The Eternal Cycle

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